They’re called fairy gardens and they’re turning small spaces into magical lands.
“It can be just about anything, a fairy garden can be anything from a small teacup to a corner of a garden,” said Carol Massat, Co-owner of The Growing Place.
But the only limit on what to fill them with is your imagination.
“We decided that they could be mini-gardens, they could be fairies, gnomes, dinosaurs, they could not have a little creature in it at all. It could be puppies, it could be whatever you like it to be!” said Massat.
Start by picking any sort of container or small space in your garden. Then choose your focus.
“I’m going to make my focal point this cute little house, and I’m going to place the house kind of in the center where I want it, that’s going to draw my eye in,” said Massat.
Next pick your plants. Ideal ones for fairy gardens cover the ground, creep, and compliment your focal point.
Lastly, fill with your favorite trinkets to make your garden unique.
“I’m going to fill it with some pretty blue stones, so all of a sudden I’ve got a pretty little pond here and I’m starting to create a real atmosphere in this fairy garden,” said Massat.
And anyone can do it.
“We see so many people come in, we see men, it can suit all sorts of generations, young people, boys, girls, grandpas, aunts, uncles,” said Massat.
Planting a love of gardening for all generations.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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